Temperatures across the north of the country plunged over the weekend, but French weather forecaster Météo France said things will get even chillier in the coming days.
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Earlier on Tuesday the interior ministry asked people in the areas of concern to avoid travel, and stay up to date with conditions and forecasts locally.
— Ministère de l'Intérieur (@Interieur_Gouv) February 9, 2021
On Wednesday temperatures in Paris are set to fall to -5C, while the Hauts-de-France region will be -10C.
“This week promises to be very cold from the Belgian borders via the Paris Basin to Brittany,” said the forecaster.
❄️ Demain, #neige sur la #Bretagne. Une couche de 5/10cm, loc. 15 cm, devrait recouvrir l'ensemble des déps. bretons (moins vers littoral). Épisode s'annonçant comme un des plus marquants de ce début de XXIè siècle, notamment en termes d'étendues touchées par neige en Bretagne.⬇️ pic.twitter.com/8ta82054za
— Météo-France (@meteofrance) February 8, 2021
There are also set to be significant snowfalls with up to 10cm of snow in Brittany and up to 15cm in Normandy on Tuesday, with snow also expected in the greater Paris Île-de-France region.
Météo France said it will remain very cold all week.
Meanwhile in the south of country, it will be warmer but more rain is forecast, set to worsen the flooding that parts of southern France saw last week.
Only one département in the south remains on orange alert for floods though – Charente Maritime.